Qixi, also known as China's Valentine's Day, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which was Aug 25 this year.
The Song Dynasty (960-1279) witnessed the flourishing of Chinese porcelain. The five major kilns were the Guan, Ge, Ru, Ding and Jun kilns.
Liu Weixue, a resident of Hangzhou's Yuhang district, established the workshop "Home of Paper Umbrella" in 2016 to revive the century-old tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas.
Ma Yuesi, 58, chose to be a Guqin maker when he was 24 years old. Over the years, as an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, Ma never stops improving his skills.
The race is a much-observed tradition during the festival, with numerous rowers taking part.
Hangzhou firm looks to safeguard China's heritage and expertise in ancient craft
Baochu Pagoda on Baoshi Mountain, situated on the northern shore of the West Lake, has re-opened to the public following four months of intensive restoration work.
Cherry blossoms beside the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan mark the arrival of the long-awaited spring after the long winter.